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We Hear: EPA Studying Whether 2013 Ford C-Max Fuel Economy Is Overrated

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Based on claims from Consumer Reports and other reviewers, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to investigate whether the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid fails to achieve its 47/47/47 mpg (city/highway/combined) fuel-economy ratings. According to The Detroit News, the EPA could levy civil punishments against Ford if it determines that the C-Max Hybrid doesn’t match its claimed 47-mpg rating. Consumer Reports was among several publications to sound the alarm about poor fuel economy. In its testing, CR averaged ...

Redesigned Ford Edge Crossover Shown by Accident in Corporate Presentation

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With the debut of the 2013 Ford Fusion last year, we knew that the next-generation Ford Edge crossover — which is based on the Fusion — couldn’t be far behind. Now, we have our first look at the more fashionable 2015 Ford Edge, thanks to Ford’s own presentation. There’s a fair bit to chew over in this presentation, which was apparently given to analysts at Deutsche Bank, but the second-generation Ford Edge caught our eyes. Like ...

Consumer Reports Claims Small, Turbo Engines Don’t Return Expected Mileage

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Some small turbocharged engines don’t return expected fuel economy numbers, Consumer Reports suggests. In a newly published blog, the magazine says that small turbocharged engines such as the ones in the 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost and the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze not only fail to achieve EPA fuel mileage ratings, but are also sometimes slower in acceleration tests as compared with similar cars that use larger naturally aspirated engines. In the publication’s testing, the 2013 Ford ...